On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1961

Historical Events

  • King Hassan II ascends to throne of Morocco

Famous Birthdays

  • Knut Nærum, Norwegian comedian
  • Mary Page Keller, actress (Ryan's Hope, Duet), born in Monterey Park, California
  • Perry McCarthy, English racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born left-handed pianist, dies at 72
1961 Highlights

About March 3, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces